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FERRY-HIKING ROUTE LANGWEERDER WIELEN

(12.0 km)

A little strange but this hike follows the cycling network junctions. This makes the route nicer than the standard walking route.

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Enjoy a sizeable hiking trip around the waters of the Langweerder Wielen, relying on two ferries and a number of bridges to get you across the water.

Tourist attraction

Langweer really attracts tourists thanks to its beautiful old buildings and outdoor cafés under the lime trees in the centre. This is the perfect water sports destination, centrally located in Friesland, but life on dry land is just as good here. You will park on Oasingaleane, named after Syts van Osinga, ‘grietman’ or mayor of the former municipality of Doniawerstal. He left us a beautiful stately home in the village.

Washed away yet still attached
To the e…

A little strange but this hike follows the cycling network junctions. This makes the route nicer than the standard walking route.

Simple navigation
Download the route in Google Maps

Enjoy a sizeable hiking trip around the waters of the Langweerder Wielen, relying on two ferries and a number of bridges to get you across the water.

Tourist attraction

Langweer really attracts tourists thanks to its beautiful old buildings and outdoor cafés under the lime trees in the centre. This is the perfect water sports destination, centrally located in Friesland, but life on dry land is just as good here. You will park on Oasingaleane, named after Syts van Osinga, ‘grietman’ or mayor of the former municipality of Doniawerstal. He left us a beautiful stately home in the village.

Washed away yet still attached
To the east of Langweer, you’ll find the small village of Boornzwaag, which is actually attached to Langweer. Walking from Langweer to Boornzwaag, you’ll pass the beautiful Sweachmer Windmill. Boornzwaag must have been larger in days gone by, but part of the village was washed away by the waters of the Langweerder Wielen.

Shipwreck

In Boornzwaag, take the ferry to the other side of the water, where you’ll find yourself on the edge of the so-called Put van Nederhorst, a sand excavation where diving is possible: a reasonably deep underwater course has been constructed, including a shipwreck for diving fun. Walk along the excavated pit towards the main A7 road, which you’ll cross under twice to get to the other side.

Mûzekamp and Pontdyk

Walking between the meadows, you will now cross farmlands with long stretched out fields, known as the Mûzekamp. On your right hand is the Gravepoeltje pond between the woodlands. It’s time to cross over Fammensrakken water and continue to the end of the road, where you turn left. You are now on the Pontdyk and it won’t be long before you encounter the large ferry to take you across the Langwarder Feart.

Back to the village
Continue your route over the Pontdyk, and from the bridge over the Jaansleat, you’ll be able to see the village of Langweer rising up again behind the trees. Just a few kilometres more and you’ll be able to relax in one of the lovely cafés or restaurants of Langweer. 

Is walking not your thing? This route can also be enjoyed by bike or on rollerblades. 

Sights on this route

Starting point: Parkeerplaats
Osingaleane 30
8525 EN Langweer
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Osinga State

Osinga State

De Osinga State is een statig huis tegenover de kerk in Langweer, bestaande uit meerdere woonlagen, hoge vensters en een voorname toegangstrap. 

Osinga State Langweer
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Brasserie AnderS

Brasserie AnderS

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Bakkerij Langweer

Bakkerij Langweer

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Restaurant Noflik Langwar

Restaurant Noflik Langwar

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The Langweer Mill

The Langweer Mill

In this beautiful and in 2010 completely renovated mill you can now spend the night in nostalgic style.

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Veerpont Woudfennen (Boornzwaag)

Veerpont Woudfennen (Boornzwaag)

De pont halverwege de oversteek
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Veerpont Langweerdervaart (De Brekken)

Veerpont Langweerdervaart (De Brekken)

-De pont vaart op feestdagen volgens de zondagsdienstregeling.

Het veer is voor auto's, fietsers en voetgangers
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End point: Parkeerplaats
Osingaleane 30
8525 EN Langweer

Directions

Starting point: Parkeerplaats
Osingaleane 30
8525 EN Langweer

* park in the village on Oasingaleane
* walk through the village centre
* now continue on to Boornzwaag, before turning right to network junction 91
* cross the water on the ferry
* from the ferry, turn left along the water to follow the road to the main A7 road
* pass under the viaduct, cross the bridge and under the next viaduct
* now follow the path along the water, which becomes the Mûzekamp
* turn left at the end of this road
* follow the road to the ferry
* after the ferry continue straight on over the bridge
* you’re now back at the car park in Langweer!

End point: Parkeerplaats
Osingaleane 30
8525 EN Langweer
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